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Goal Semi implements Pb-free FLASH 8051 MCUs
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Montreal, Tuesday, – Goal Semiconductor today introduced its first Pb-free microcontrollers. Goal launched its ‘go green’ initiative with the VRS1000 – an 8-bit, FLASH 8051 MCU, modified to meet RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.

The company has plans to convert all of its products to meet RoHS standards, and will classify its lead-free devices by adding a G suffix to each part number.

The Pb-free VRS1000 is available in 44-pin QFP and PLCC packages (VRS1000-QAI40G/VRS1000-PAI40G). A low-cost, drop-in replacement for industry standard 8051s, the VRS1000 has 64K Flash memory, 1K RAM, In-System/In-Application Programming capabilities and standard 8051 features.

High volume pricing for the VRS1000 is US $2.50-$3.00.

About Goal Semiconductor

Goal is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company that supplies mixed-signal integrated circuits for the embedded data acquisition market. Goal's products are sold worldwide by our highly technical network of manufacturers' representatives and distributors. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

For more product information on Goal’s fully-integrated mixed-signal MCUs, low-cost Flash 8051 MCUs and high voltage DACs, visit

Sales contact
Rose-Marie Macinati
Tel: (514) 871-2447, ext. 105
1-800-943-GOAL (4625), ext. 105

Dateline: 03/29/05